Crusaders get their season under way with their first win against the Bulls in Christchurch, 41-19 at full time. After a slow first 20 minutes the Cantabrians came out fighting, the boot of Morne Steyn keeping the Bulls in touch until the first try by the Crusaders in the second half. Better stuff there, a lot more difficult game for the Bulls with a few players hobbling off during the 80 minutes. It'll be interesting to see if the Bulls manage to pick up a few more wins across the ditch over the next few weeks at fortress Suncorp and Canberra Stadium.
EDIT: And both the Force and the Brumbies managed wins over the Reds and the Sharks respectively, the score at Brisbane being 19-12 at full time to the visitors and 29-10 to the Brumbies in Durban, meaniing the Brumbies are the only unbeaten team left this year after five rounds, and sitting pretty at 23 points at the top of the table, even with the extra round that's a fantastiv effort!
Wales belted England 30-3 in Cardiff as well to take the 6 Nations for this year, nice! I thought this England team was supposed to be the best in the world since beating the All Blacks last year?